A Blog for Modern Traditionalists

Month: April 2013

Sewn: Colette Violet Blouse

Sewn: Colette Violet Blouse

(Photos by the most loveable Billy Reid) Last year, I re-joined the ranks of the coloured jeans people. I say re-joined because I recall delving deep into┬áthe coloured jeans trend in the early ’90s. In fact, on my first day of grade 9 I do […]

Joys of Jell-O: Jell-O Marshmallow Parfait

Joys of Jell-O: Jell-O Marshmallow Parfait

I was poking around in an antique mall when I came upon a small yellowing cookbook called “Joys of Jell-O.” My old friend Jell-O! I hadn’t thought about it in while. Probably not since I’d been in the hospital. Certainly, none of my friends had […]

To Market, To Market!

To Market, To Market!

Jam tomorrow, jam yesterday. But never jam today.

Well, if you can’t have jam today it’s not the end of the world, is it? You can still have a topsy-turvy cupcake iced with the wicked witch’s crumpled body, or lavender-scented Duchess Macaroons.

When I saw these two books by creative dynamos Hannah Read-Baldry and Christine Leech, I immediately wanted to dive down their rabbit hole. Everything Alice and Everything Oz are collections of awesome crafts and bakes themed around two of my favourite fantasy stories.

I fully intend to get these books in order to perpetuate my resistance to adulthood. Long live the Jabberwocky!

Now, you have to watch THIS:

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